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Research Sector Projects Unit (RSPU) at Kuwait University is a scientific facility hosted by Faculty of Science and funded by Research Administration. RSPU is equipped with a wide range of sophisticated instruments from various scientific domains and provides full-fledged services to the research as well as academic community in and around Kuwait. Over the years the facility is being expanded by including more professional manpower and state-of the-art  instruments. The existing equipment in the unit are also being continuously  upgraded to ensure top-notch performance. The service from RSPU is free of charge to all researchers and graduate students within Kuwait University.

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Research Sector Projects Unit (RSPU) is an amalgamation of several scientific laboratories...                                          

Facilities

Spectroscopy

   
 
       1- Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (FT-NMR) 

           Bruker AVANCE II 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)  click

       2- Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (FT-NMR)
           Bruker AVANCE DPX 400 Spectrometer (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)  click

       3- Ultraviolet-Visible-Near IR Spectroscopy (UV-Vis-NIR)
           Agilent Cary 5000 (General Facility Project No: GS 02/01)  click

       4- Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
           PerkinElmer Spectrum 2 & 3 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/05)  

       5- Fluorescence  Spectroscopy 
           Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluoromax 4 (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)  click

Chromatography

     

 

     1- Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS DFS (GC-MS)                                                                                          

         Thermo DFS GCMS (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)   click

      2- Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (LC/MS)  
           Waters Xevo G2-S QToF (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)  click

     3- Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC) 
          Shimadzu Nexera X2 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)

     4- Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Prep.HPLC) 
          Shimadzu Prominence LC 20AP (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)

     5- Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC) 
         Shimadzu Nexera X2 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/03)

     6- Liquid Chromatography (LC) 
         Shimadzu LC 20 (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)

     7- Ion Chromatography (IC) 
         Metrohm 850 Professional (General Facility Project No: GS 02/01)  click

 Elemental Analysis

   

     1- Elemental Analyzer (CHNS) 
          Elementar Vario Uni Cube (General Facility Project No: GS 01/05)

     2- Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) 
          PerkinElmer NexIon 2000P (General Facility Project No: GS 01/05)

     3- Atomic Absorption Flame Spectrometer (AAFS)
          PerkinElmer Pinnacle 900F (General Facility Project No: GS 02/01)

     4- X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF)
          Bruker S-8 Tiger (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)

    5- Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MPAES)
         Agilent MPAES 4100 (General Facility Project No: GS 02/01)

DIFFRACTOMETRY & PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSOPY

   

                        

  1- Powder X-ray Diffractometry (XRD) 
          Bruker D8 Advance (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)

  2-  Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography - Small Molecules  
         Rigaku Rapid II (General Facility Project No: GS 03/08)

   3- Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography &nbsp 
         Bruker X8 Proepector (General Facility Project No: GS 03/0 8)

   4- X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy  
          Thermo ESCALAB 250Xi (General Facility Project No: GS 01/05)

CALORIMETRY

 

 

   1- Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) 
         NETZSCH 204 F1 Phoenix (General Facility Project No: GS 02/01)

   2-  Thermal Analysis (TA) 
         Shimadzu DTG-60 H & TMA -60H (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

Elemental Analysis

  

 

  1- Surface Area & Porosimetry  
       Micromeritics ASAP 2020 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

  2- High Pressure Volumetric Analyzer 
      Particulate Systems HPVA II (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

  3- Adsorption Analyzer 
      Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

Elemental Analysis

       

 

 1- Genetic Analyzer  
      ABI 3500 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/02)

  2- Genetic Analyzer 
       ABI  SeqStudio 24Flex Analyzer (General Facility Project No: GS 01/02)

  3- Microarray 
       Affymatrix Microarray Genechip Scanner 3000 7G System (General Facility Project No: GS 01/02)

  4- Confocal Microscope 
       Nikon T-2 (General Facility Project No: GS 03/08)

LASER

 

  

  1-Ultra Fast Transient Nanosecond Femtosecond Kinetic Laser 
     Helios  (General Facility Project No: GS 02/13)

  2- Femtosecond Laser 
      Spectra Physics Femtosecond Laser (General Facility Project No: GS 01/08)

  3- Qunta Ray Nd-YAG Laser Pumped Dye Laser 
      Spectra Physics Sirah Cobra Stretch Dye Laser (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)

  4- Particle Size Analyzer
      Zetasizer Nano ZS Malvern (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)  click

Supporting

 

 

  1- Liquid Nitrogen Generator 
      SterLin-1 Economy (General Facility Project No: GS 03/01)

  2- Ultra Water Deionizer 
      Elga , Millipore Water Deionizer

  3- Gas Displacement Pycnometry System
      Accupyc 1340 (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

  4- Water test for anion determination
      Nanocolor Vario Vis C2 HC (General Facility Project No: GS 01/05)

  5- Absorbance modules for analysis of nutrients
      Turner Designs  (General Facility Project No: GS 01/01)

  6- Flurometer
       Qubit 2.0 Thermofisher Scientific (General Facility Project No: GS 01/12)

  7- Tube Furnace
       Carbolite Gero Tsi-1200 (General Facility Project No: GS 03/08)

  8- Rotavapor
       Buchi